I am excited about this new language pack and wanted to show you how it turned out! I saw these cute apples with their adorable expressive faces, and knew they were perfect for a back to school, fall resource.
I love using cute books with simple, repetitive text for therapy. But it can be a challenge to find a book that supports specific language goals. Where? questions are always tough for my little ones. When I ask them where an object is, I usually get, “Right there! as they point to the object. ” Wh? ” questions can be tough for students with autism and PDD too. So, I set out to write my own reader for where? questions. Then, I had so much fun with the cute apple theme, I created many more language activities!
Apple Apple Where Can You Be? Lots of activities for language!
Apple Apple Book
This cute book features repetitive text and targets Where? questions. Read the book, then complete the cut and paste reader. You can elicit lots of position concepts and answer where questions on each page.
An Interactive Reader That Targets Where? Questions.
Student Apple Apple Reader
Children roll apples and put them on the Dough Mat. Tell where they are. In the tree? next to the squirrel? In front of the basket? How many are in your tree? Who has more? Who has less?
Play Dough Mat- Where is the apple?
Cookie Sheet Activity
The cookie sheet activity is great for story re-tell, vocabulary and additional Where? practice. Or try…
Use as a cookie sheet activity for story re-tell or a barrier game!
Barrier Game Fun!
A Barrier Game. I like to print two copies and use it for a barrier game Have you ever used barrier games in therapy? Following directions, position concepts, vocabulary, describing- this activity hits it all!
Sit so you are facing your student. Give a copy of the mat and the pieces to your student, you have another copy in front of you. Place a barrier in between you so you can’t see each other’s mats.
Now, take turns describing where you are putting the pieces. Directions must be specific, because your partner will place the identical piece on their mat, according to the description. The crow is at the top of the tree. The yellow apple is on the grass… When all the pieces are on the mat, lift the barrier and compare. Are they in the same place?
Wormy Finger Puppet!
This Apple Finger Puppet has a worm too!
Make this cute finger puppet to help tell the story. Draw a smiley face on your finger and it becomes the “worm” That apple may go all kinds of places. Where is it? On the chair? Behind Joey? Students can color and cut out their own puppet.
I created both a 10 apple and 20 apple version for you. You can cover the apples with bingo chips, use dry erase markers or pom-poms for even more fun! Use two colors- red for correct, yellow or green for incorrect, and you will make taking data a snap after you are finished!
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